Nov 5, 2012
This is a very sophisticated dress! I got a lot of compliments on how great it looked.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress came in very good shape -- since it's all lace, I was afraid there would be lots of snags or breaks in the lace that would be evident once I put the dress on. When it came, everything looked fine and there were no noticeable flaws in the lace. Like previous reviewers noted, it is a dark blue dress even though it looks black in the picture.
Because I'm a little shorter, the dress sat lower and looked a little big around the hips and hit way past my knees (it's an issue with any dress I wear that is not petite sized, so it's not a specific fault of this dress). To fix it, I put in a few simple stitches at the shoulder area so the dress sits higher, which didn't mess up the dress at all since it is lace and you can just put a stitch through the hole areas of the lace. It looked a lot better after I did this, since the curvy sections of the dress actually hit me where they are supposed to. However, the dress still hit below my knee, which is different than what is shown in the picture.
Overall, it still looked good though I could notice that there was extra fabric around my waist and hips -- it definitely was not a tight fitting dress on me. It's fine given that it's not supposed to be super tight, but just an FYI for other shorter and smaller girls out there who usually have a hard time proportionally fitting into dresses.